The two have been slowly transforming the kitchen in their home in southeast Calgary into a replica of the one inhabited by Marge and Homer Simpson, the popular cartoon family on The Simpsons, which has been on TV for 26 seasons.
“It’s not a renovation. It’s a retrovation,” said Andreychuk, 43, with a laugh. “I don’t like those gutted, new, modular, everybody-has-them kitchens. I like the colour. I love the style. It just delights us.”
So far the cupboards are a match — oversized, cartoonish cabinets and doorknobs. Andreychuk managed to find a perfect match for the corncob curtains above the kitchen sink.
“I was able to order the fabric off of a website that you can upload any graphic to and they will take it and print it on fabric.”
She used contact paper, which is similar to shelf liner, to provide the correct colour to countertops, cabinets, fridge and stove.
Renovations began on what has become a labour of love at the beginning of the year and the room remains a work in progress.
Andreychuk is still hoping for actual avocado green appliances, which are expensive, and an orange slimline telephone.[Image via eieihome/Jeff McIntosh/Canadian Press]